Monthly Archives: May 2017

BAA Training launches pilots and crew’s job preparation training

BAA Training, European standard aviation training centre, introduces a new service – Job Preparation training for pilots and cabin crew – in partnership with consultancy company Pinstripe Solutions from Australia. The training helps maximize crew’s preparation for a job interview in the aviation marketplace. The newly launched program focuses on one-on-one training that includes documentation […]

FAA proposes $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in an airworthy condition. The FAA alleges that on June 9, 2014, United mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on a Boeing 787 in response to a problem that […]

Flight disruptions – curse, mismanagement or both?

Thousands of passengers had their journey disrupted after British Airways IT system broke down on May 27, leaving Heathrow and Gatwick airports flooded with baggage and customer complaints. Although expensive and disappointing, similar outages are far from odd. Just in the past twelve months, IT system meltdowns enraged the customers of Delta, Lufthansa, American Airlines, […]

More cargo opportunities to and from Australia as Virgin Australia gets ready for Melbourne-Hong Kong launch

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will be offering customers even more opportunities to do business with Australia this summer with the launch of a new Melbourne-Hong Kong route by its partner, Virgin Australia. With effect from July 5, 2017, Virgin Australia will operate five Airbus A330-200 flights a week on the route, each offering 14 tonnes of […]

Russian MC-21-300 completes maiden flight

On 28 May, 2017, the maiden flight of MC-21-300 commercial aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation. It is notable that MC-21 is the first large Russian airliner designed after the Soviet Union disintegrated. The flight plan included checking of in-flight stability and controllability, and also the […]

Etihad Airways receives its 10th A380

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380. Employees from Etihad Airways and Airbus gathered at the European plane-maker’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant in Germany, where the aircraft was officially handed over to the UAE national airline before commencing its delivery flight to Abu Dhabi. The airline’s award-winning double-decker A380s are the […]

New Airbus A330-300 joins Aer Lingus fleet as transatlantic routes grow

Aer Lingus has welcomed a brand new Airbus A330-300 into its fleet. The new A330 aircraft, named Saint Carthage, registration EI-GAJ, has a total capacity of 313 seats, which is made up of 30 business class seats and 283 economy seats. It is scheduled to make its first commercial voyage on Aer Lingus flight EI109 […]

Air Iceland becomes Air Iceland Connect

Air Iceland is changing its name to Air Iceland Connect. There are a number of reasons for the new name, the company claims, including an increased activity in foreign markets, a significant increase in foreign tourists, increased co-operation with Icelandair and to simplify marketing, as the dual name system has meant a significant increase in […]

Airbus hires outside monitors for fraud control

Europe’s largest aerospace group Airbus has hired a panel of independent monitors to help review the company’s practices in the midst of fraud, bribery and corruption allegations and investigations in France and Britain, according to Reuters. The company’s anti-corruption practice comes after fraud allegations and self-acknowledging of misstatements and omissions in past financial support applications […]

SIA Cargo re-integrated to Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) wholly-owned subsidiary, SIA Cargo, is to be re-integrated as a Division within SIA, in a move intended to improve efficiency. The re-integration is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018, when SIA Cargo will become the ‘Cargo Division’ of SIA. SIA Cargo will be business as usual from a […]